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South Korea city deserted after 'super-spread'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 59 min ago
2020-02-19t112636z_342947339_rc2n3f9kjn2p_rtrmadp_3_china-health-southkorea.jpg Workers sanitise a street in front of the church where a woman known as "Patient 31" attended a service in Daegu. Photo: Reuters The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church.
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Air NZ launches cheap fares: $19 domestic, $99 overseas

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 8 hours 59 min ago
The cheap Air New Zealand flights go on sale on Friday morning. Photo: File Air New Zealand has launched one of its best-ever Grabaseat deals, offering Kiwis flights around the country for just $19.
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'The Chinese have almost disappeared from Queenstown'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 3 min ago
A government-imposed travel ban because of the coronavirus outbreak has changed everything for Queenstown tourist operators. Photo: Getty A Queenstown businessman says he started the year believing the summer of 2020 would be the best ever for his business.
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Doctors fear coronavirus will hit NZ in flu season

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 7 min ago
The Ministry of Health said it's well-prepared for Covid-19's arrival with the National Health Coordination Centre already in action and a long-standing plan to deal with an influenza pandemic. Photo: Getty Images Doctors fear the coronavirus Covid-19 will hit New Zealand at the same time as the winter flu season, stretching health services and hospitals to breaking point.
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Canada's indigenous lead climate charge with rail blockade

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 19 min ago
Supporters of the indigenous Wet'suwet'en Nation's hereditary chiefs camp at the railway blockade in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo: Reuters Canadian indigenous groups are leading the charge against fossil-fuel development in a country with the world's third-largest proven oil reserves, using rail blockades as leverage and putting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bind.
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Student has 'life changing' experience fighting Aussie bushfires

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 25 min ago
Fergus Simpson spent the summer fighting the bush fires in Australia. Photo: Supplied/Fergus Simpson A Canterbury University student has just arrived back from Australia where he was roped into fighting the bushfires in New South Wales.
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'Milford is back open for business'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 25 min ago
Work on temporary repairs for Milford Road underway earlier in February. Photo: NZTA Crews are scouring Milford Road for damage, smoothing it out ahead of the first tourist convoys this morning.
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Air NZ launches airfare bonanza

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 36 min ago
Air New Zealand has launched one of its best-ever Grabaseat deals, offering Kiwis flights around the country for just $19.
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Suspected German gunman 'published racist manifesto'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 42 min ago
2020-02-20t173511z_286519461_rc2h4f9s7om8_rtrmadp_3_germany-shooting.jpg People attend a vigil for the victims of a shooting in Hanau. Photo: Reuters The man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors  say.
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Taxi cat freed from accidental dungeon

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 46 min ago
missing_cat_montage_2002202.jpg Firefighters and Dunedin Taxis call centre manager Mikey Beban try to coax Poppy the cat out of a vent beneath a Leith St flat. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY This is a tale of curiosity nearly killing a cat.
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Council ute in hole lot of trouble

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 53 min ago
The Christchurch City Council vehicle became stuck after falling into a sinkhole in Linwood. Photo: RNZ/Katie Todd A Christchurch City Council truck ploughed into a 2m-wide hole while fixing a burst water main on a street in Christchurch on Thursday.
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Brisbane car death dad 'rotting in hell'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 57 min ago
Rowan Baxter and his family. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Queensland police had received reports of domestic violence before Rowan Baxter doused his children and wife in petrol and set them alight.
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More police pursuits in Chch last night

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 57 min ago
Photo: File Two more fleeing motorists kept police busy in Christchurch on Thursday night.
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Doctors fear coronavirus will hit NZ in flu season

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 9 hours 59 min ago
The Ministry of Health said it's well-prepared for Covid-19's arrival with the National Health Coordination Centre already in action and a long-standing plan to deal with an influenza pandemic. Photo: Getty Images Doctors fear the coronavirus Covid-19 will hit New Zealand at the same time as the winter flu season, stretching health services and hospitals to breaking point.
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Two dead after train derails near Melbourne

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 13 min ago
Two people were killed and several injured when the Sydney to Melbourne XPT derailed in Victoria.
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The sinkhole that swallowed the council ute

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 14 min ago
The Christchurch City Council vehicle became stuck after falling into a sinkhole in Linwood. Photo: RNZ/Katie Todd A Christchurch City Council truck ploughed into a 2m wide hole while fixing a burst water main on a street in Christchurch on Thursday.
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Jamieson to debut, Patel return uncertain

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 23 min ago
Kyle Jamieson celebrates a wicket during the One Day International series against India. Photo: Getty Images Black Caps seamer Kyle Jamieson will make his test debut against India today.
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Tall Blacks claim rare win in Australia

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 33 min ago
Tall Blacks guard Shea Ili drives past Boomers guard Kyle Adnam in Brisbane last night. Photo: Getty Images The Tall Blacks have claimed a rare victory over Australia, toppling their trans-Tasman rivals 108-98 in Brisbane.
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Grace Millane killer to be sentenced today

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 36 min ago
Grace Millane was in New Zealand as part of her overseas holiday. Photo: supplied Warning: This story and related coverage of the trial contain graphic details that may be distressing for some readers.
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Grace Millane killer to be sentenced today

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 10 hours 37 min ago
Grace Millane was in New Zealand as part of her overseas holiday. Photo: supplied Warning: This story and related coverage of the trial contain graphic details that may be distressing for some readers.
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